Champions of Sustainability Awards
Sustainable Berkeley received over 30 applications for the first annual Champions of Sustainability Award.
The prize celebrates achievements in improving BerkeleyÂ’s
environmental health, economic vitality, and social equity. A panel of
judges consisting of peers from the public, private and not-for-profit
sectors will evaluate each entry.
A panel of judges consisting of peers from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors will evaluate each entry.
And the winners are . . .
Â“Using the Marketplace to Make ChangeÂ”
FastUpFront Business Loans / Cash Advances
FastUpFront has made every effort to promote "Green Business Models". They have used their pull in the small business loan industry to further the interests of sustainability through education and practice in the small business financing sector.
BioFuel Oasis provides greater public access to biodiesel, a
renewable fuel made mostly from vegetable oil. It is the only place in
Alameda, San Francisco and Marin Counties where people can buy biodiesel
at a public pump. Their 1,600 customers value the fact that biodiesel
has cleaner emissions than diesel fuel and that it is non-toxic and
biodegrades very quickly.
Freight Shipping Canada
Less than Load freight services have always been a great way to reduce emmissions connected to commercial transport. Freight Shipping Canada has been promoting freight methods that work best in terms of business effeciency as well as environmental benefit.
EZFund.com offers easy fundraising products and services. Their programs work well for schools, churches,
PTA, sports teams or any other group fundraising projects. With over
12 years of fundraising expertise EZFund.com will make your fundraisers successful!
Â“Beyond Education to ActionÂ”
Alameda County Computer Resource Center
ACCRC has diverted 2.4 million pounds of toxic waste from
landfills, while helping to bridge the digital divide by providing
regular, effective access to information technologies to under-served
communities through donations of about 1,700 refurbished computers to
socially and economically disadvantaged people and groups unable to
acquire them on their own.
Rising Sun Energy
Rising Sun Energy Center hires and trains youth to provide free
home audits with energy and water conservation retrofits and educate
residents. Since 2000, their program has expanded from serving just
Berkeley to serving the Bay Area with summer youth employment programs,
hiring over 300 high-school students annually.
People Cube - Facility & Resource Management Software
People Cube has become well known across multiple industries for their award winning scheduling software
the helps business maximize resource effeciency through advanced
facility management. Their software can be utilized by both commercial
and not for profit organizations.
Â“Leading by ExampleÂ”
UC Berkeley, Cal Dining
Cal Dining is committed to a wide range of issues relating to
environmentally-conscience business practices. These include the
certification of two operations on the UCB campus to become Green
Business Certified. It was also the first university dining service in
the United States to become Certified Organic, undergoing an intensive
certification process through CCOF. This year a 100% organic salad bar
was launched at the Crossroads dining hall.